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3KjLY nn f I. G. GOULD, Publisher. ... .. Devoted to itlie Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News. Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance, ' VOt;VI.--NO. 36. "-" " . ; S I EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1873. WHOEL NUMBER $2f MORE CRUEL THAN WAR. 33'1 A correspondent of the Kanw City Timet revives a striking poem, of which this i the hl.itory: A .., Southern prieoner of war at Camp Chaae, in OUix . f af ler pining of sicknesa in the hospital of that 8a . .", w tion for aorae time, and confiding to his friend and " fellow-captive. Col. W. 8. Hawkins, of Tennraree, - that hewaa heavy of heart because his a8anoed bride in Nashville did not write to him, d'ed jiist before the arrival of a letter in which the lady curtly 'f broke the engagement. Col. Hawkins had been re "ptested to open any epistle which should come ... t for him thereafter, and, upon reading the letter in iou, penned the following versified answer. " ::- The lines were imperfoctly given by the Southern press just after the war, and deserve revival, if only for the sake of the corrections requisite to do jos-Aire- to their sentiment and win for Jiem a wider appreciation : Sew York W'orW.J$ - TYoor letter, lady, came too lat-. For heaven had claimed it A own Ah, sudden change from prison bars Unto the great, white ' jnonel And yet I think he wo'jd stayed To live for his disdain. Could he have reay the careless words r Which you hav e Bent vaitt- 80 J'dence did he wait. T?? many a weary hour, - - hi8 Bimple soldier-faith v erven death had power ; An .you did others whisper low Heir homage in your ear, tut though amongst their shallow throng, Ilis spirit had a peer? I would that yon were by me now, ' To draw the sheet aside, And see how pure that look he wore The moment when ne aiea. . The sorrow that you gave to him iI -. Had left-its weary trace, As twere the shadow of the cross . ; Upon his pallid face. u Her love," he said, "could change for me t . The winter cold to spring 1 - ' ' Ah, trust of fickle maiden's love, Thou art a bitter thing 1 For when these valleys, bright in May, Once more with blossoms wave, State northern violeta shall blow Above his humble grave. . v , . - "Your dale of scanty words had been But one more pang to bear, .; f Vor him who kissed unto the last Your tress of golden hair. I did not put it where he said, ; ; For, when the angels ctpue, ' C2 would not have them find the sign ' . Of falsehood in the tomb. JVe read your letter, and I know ' ' The wiles that you had wrought i., i To win thai noble heart of his, ' And gained it cruel thought ! J : i". What lavish wealth men sometimes give ' For what is worthless all ; . , .. What manly bosoms beat for truth i ?. Ai In tolly's falsest thrall I Ton shall not pity him, for now His sorrow has an end ; ' Xet would that yon could stand with me Beside my fallen friend ; And I forgive you for his sake. T tn? Ashe if it be given - May e'en be pleading grace for you ltofore the oonrt of heaven. f To-aight the cold winds whistle by, . " . As I my vigil keep Within the prison dead-house, where Few mourners come to weep. v S T" A rude plank coffin holds his form ! -f ' Yet death exalts his face, And E would rather see him thus V f Than clasped in your embrace. ;. ' ' To-night your home may shine with lights, A V ' And ring with merry song, And you yet smiling, as your soul Had done no deadly wrong ; - -Your hand so far that none would think It penned those words of pain ; Your skin so white would to God your heart - Were half as free from stain. .Td rather be my comrade dead Than you in life supreme : for your the sinner's waking dread, . And his the martyr's dream. Whom serve we in this life, we serve In that which is to come ;' ' ' He chose his way; you yours ; let God . Pronounce the fitting doom. THE CHAINED HOST. ; - The potato famine in Ireland was no where felt more severely than in that fart of the country where the following story iB told as a true tale. In a small village in one of the most barren districts in the west of . Ireland, , there lived a very poor -widow, whose sole inheritance from her husband were : ; two health; children, girls, of the re spective ages of three and five. Pain fully and by the utmost effort she had .contrived to pass two years of her sor 'lowf ul . widowhood. " Bad and scanty ' food, obtained only by labor too great for her delicate frame, had at last thrown her upon a sick bed, and death, in pity, removed her in a few days and without great suffering from her earthly troubles. The poverty of the whole parish was so great that nothing could be done for the poor orphans. All the neighbors, with r v the utmost desire to help, were too fam--- ine-etricken, and heard their own chil "lren too often cry in vain for bread, to --assist others. " If the children could only be got to Kilburn " a village some miles south said one of the neighbors, after the poor mother had been buried, " a brother of their father lives there, and could not possibly refuse to take care of -;them? " But matters are as bad there as "liere," replied another, and "I fear they will be no better off there." -"It cannot possiblv be worse than here, for nothing but starvation stares f. tnem in trie face. If we send them to i ' their relations we have done our duty. ' We cannot possibly keep them here." -1 -So a carrier, who was going near to Kilburn, as an act of charity, took the wo- giris uizzie was seven now, ana JMary was five in his cart with him. The timid children kept very quiet and close together, and the carrier hardly loo&eu at mem. xowara noon they reached the spot where the cart would turn; on. The man lifted them out, .'showed them the road to the left, and bade them go straight forward, and if they did not turn from the high-road ' they would in about two hours come to the "place. He then drove off. The children sobbed out ,'good-by," and 9 looked after him as long as they could see the least speck of the cart, and then they both began to cry. Lizzie ceased her crying first ; she took Jiold of her little sister's hand, who had seated herself on the grass, and said : " Get up, Mary, we must not stay here if we wish to get to Kilburn. We cannot stop here on the road." " I'm so hungry," sobbed Mary. "We have had nothing to eat all day.'" And again they both began to cry ; for Lizzie was equally hungry. The, children were very weak, and . couhfjOnly drag themselves slowly along. "Efaiidn hand they tottered on. At last . lAz-4. ."fancied she saw a house, and ' 16inted toward the spot. But it took them Tupre than a quarter of an hour be fore they- reached the farm-house, for , moh $t proved to - be. With hesitating steps they entered the yard, for they had never1 begged before, in spite of wm& former misery. Hat at this mo- men trthey' could think of nothing else than their terrible hunger. When a few steps f rom the house they heard the farmer -violently scolding one of his men. Then he went ito the house, fiercely closed the door after him, bo as to make the windows rattle, continuing his abuse all the time. The children, terrified, stood still at the door until the voice ceased. Then Lizzie opened the door and both children entered. The former sat in an arm-chair by the fire. Well, what do you want V he harsh- ly nsked the children, who were too frightened to utter a word and to tell their errand. "Cant you speak? he asked more roughly. Lizzie at last took courage, and said, gently, " Oh, if you would be so good as to give us the least little bit to eat a small piece of bread or a few pota toes." " I thought so," shouted the farmer; "I was sure you were nothing but beg gars, although you do not Beena to be long to this neighborhood. We have plenty of those here, and we do not want them to come from other parts. We have not bread for ourselves in these hard times. You will get nothing here. Be off, this moment 1" The children, both terribly fright- en"ed, began to cry bitterly. -nat will not do you any good, con tinued the man ; " that kind of whining is nothing new to me, and won't move me. Let your parents feed you ; but they, no doubt, prefer idling rather than get their living by honest labor. " Our parents are both dead," said Lizzie. " I thought so," replied the farmer. "Whenever children are sent out to beg, , their father and mother are always dead, or, at least, their father. This is a mere excuse for begging. Be off this minute " ' . "We have not eaten a morsel of bread the whole day," pleaded Lizzie. "We are so tired that we cannot move a step. If you would but give us . the least bit to eat, we are so hungry." " I have told you I would not. Beg gars get nothing here." The farmer got up with a threatening look. Lizzie quickly opened the door and drew her sister with her. ' The children again stood in the farm-yard, but knew not what to do. . Suddenly lit tle Mary drew her hand from her sis ter s clasp and went off to the other side of the yard ; there was a fierce dog chained ; his dinner stood before him in a wooden basin. Mary put her hand into the basin and began to eat with the dog. Lizzie went nearer, and saw that in the basin there .was some liquor in which a few, pieces of bread and a few potatoes were floating. She,. like wise, could not resist : she had but one Lfeeling that of the most gnawing hun ger ; she took some bread and potatoes and ate them greedily. The dog, not accustomed to such guests, looked at the children full of as tonishment'; he drew "back, and then left them at his dinner, of which he had eaten but very little. At this moment the farmer stepped into the yard ; he wished to see whether the children had really left, and then he saw this singular scene. The dog was noted for his fierceness and feared alike by old and Jroung. He was obliged to be constant y chained, and no one dared to come near him except his master. Even the servant put his food before him in the most cautious manner. In the first mo ment the man thought of nothing but the fearful danger in which the children were, and walking quickly toward them, he exclaimed : "Don't you see the dbg? He will tear you to pieces !" JJut suddenly he stopped as if rooted to the ground ; the dog had got up again and gone near the children ; then he looked at his master and wagged his tail. It seemed as if he wished to say : " Don't drive my guests away I" At that Bight a great change came over the man ; the spectacle before him acted like an electrice shock, and feelings such as he never had before seemed to stir within him.- The children' had risen, terrified at the call of the man, fearful of punish ment for having eaten, with 'downcast eyes.- At last,' after several minute's sil ence, the farmer said ; - 'Are you really so fearfully hungry that you do not even despise the dog s food? Come in, then, you shall have something to eat, and as much as you use. And then taKine them by the hand he led them into the house, calling out to the servant, " Biddy, get some hot bread and milk, and be quick, for these children." The dog had shamed his master the brute had shamed the man. Touched by what he had seen, the farmer was anxious to make amends for what his conscience showed him to be a great sin. He seated the children at the table, sat down by them, and kindly asked their names. " My name is Lizzie, Bald the eldest, and my sister is called mary. " Have your parents been dead long ?" " Our father has been dead two years, but our mother only died last week. At the thought of their recent loss both children began to weep. ' " Don t cry, children," said the far mer kindly. " God will in one way or another take care of you. But tell me now, where did you come from ? " Prom Loughrea, replied the child. "From Loughrea?" asked the man, " from Loughrea ? That is strange 1 He becran to suspect the truth, and asked, hesitatingly : " What was your father s narae i " Martin Sullivan," replied Lizzie. "What Martin Martin Sullivan ? he exclaimed, jumping tip at the same time, and casting a piercing look at the child, en, thoroughly frightening them. liis face grew red, then tears came into his eyes ; at last he sobbed aloud. He took the youngest child into arms, pressed her to his heart and kissed her. The child ' struggled and called to her sister for help ; she could not t.hinV what the man meant. Then he put down the little one and did the same to Lizzie. who took it more quietly, as she had seen that the man did not hurt her sis ter. At last, becoming more composed, he dried his tears and said : " Do vou know my name, children ?" " No,' replied Lizzie. " How happened it, then, that you have come to me ?" he asked. " Has any one sent you to me ?" " Nobodv has sent us." replied Lizzie. ' 'We were to go to Kilburn, where a broth er of our father lives, and they saidhe 1 would gladly receive us. But I do not believe it, for our mother always said that he is a hard-hearted man, who does not care for his relations." " Your mother was quite right when she said so," said the farmer. "But what will you do if this hard-hearted man does not receive you ?" ' Then we shall have to starve, an swered Lizzie. "No, no 1" exclaimed the man quickly. It shall never come to that never ! Dry your tears. The merciful God has had pity on your helplessness, and has made use of a fierce brute to soften the heart of your uncle, and therefore he will never forsake you never." The children looked at the man in ut ter bewilderment ; they did not under stand what he said his words and his behavior were alike strange to them. This he soon perceived, for he added : " You are going to Kilburn to Patrick Sullivan : you are already there 1 I am your uncle, and now that I know you are the children of my brother Martin, I make you welcome. The children's tears auicklv chanced into smiles, and the meal which Biddy just then put on the table for them mode them forget their grief. Patrick Sulli van had taken his farm about a year be fore. A kind Providence had directed the children's steps to him ; but if the dog had not taught him a lesson of kind ness who knows what might after all have become of the poor orphans. But He who is the Father of the fatherless would surely not have forsaken them. The Conqueror of the Apaches—Something of His History. Mai. Gen. Geortre Crook was born near Dayton, Ohio, graduated at West Point in the class with Sheridan, Lieut. Derby ("John Phoenix ") and other nota bles. Crook was sent direct from West Point to the Pitt River and Modoc In dian country in 1851. Instead of idling away his time on dress-parade tactics, he set about learning the haunts and habits of the savages, and fighting them on every occasion, frequently whipping them by the hundreds with his half com pany, armed with old-fashioned weapons. He would do his own scouting on foot, and often alone. He is one of the best shots with a rifle in the world; -is very fond of hunting, fishing, and all out-door exercise ; is per sonally as brave as any man can oe, yet cool under excitement. . In his battles with Indians he will take as full a hand almost invariably as any soldier he may direct, and has made many an Indian bite the dust. He fought in the differ ent Indian wars of the Northwest, until the rebellion, when, through more than a hundred battles, he worked his way up to n Major-Generalshipi After the great war he was singled out by Grant to conduct the war against the savages of Southern Idaho and Oregon and Northern Nevada ond California. He concluded a peace round that great cir cle after the manner of his late arrange ment in Arizona. - Crook will capture a "hostile," and, with the offer of good food, clothes, guns, horses, etc., in addition to au thority, will buy him into turning acrainst his own household. His heart is in the right place a man disposed by nature to do-exact justice, regardless oi race or condition. He is tender-hearted as a child, as fond of fun, and in every way the life of the camp. He likes to have vouncr. lively, witty men around him. and generally arranges his staff accordingly. Phvsicallv he is as tough as a mule, and can wear out half the young men of twenty-five. Crook is scarcely forty-five years of ace : married, but has no chil dren. His wife keeps on his trail pretty closely. In complexion, Crook is light- haired almost white ; nose and mourn indicating strength of character, pur Denver News. Denver News. A Texas Bender--Four Men Killed While Asleep. On Friday last a most fiendish mur der occurred on Elm fork of Trinity river, near the village of Head of Elm, in Cook county. One of the numerous herds of cattle being driven over the Kansas trail had been corralled for the night, and after supper those that were not on duty as guards, soon rolled them selves in their blankets, to get what lit tle rest a "cow boy can have. About 10 o clock a Mexican, who was one of the hands employed, and who was acting lis cook, stealthily procured an ax and commenced in cold blood to mur der the unconscious sleepers. He suc ceeded in killing four, when, just as he was in the act of dispatching the fifth one. the sleeper suddenly awoke, and, discovering his danger,' gave the. alarm and he with the remaining ones ' es caped. - - - One of the murdered men had his head completely severed from his body, while the others were mangled in the most ghastly and almost unrecognizable manner. The Mexican was notiooKed upon as being dangerous, and no cause was given for this fearful deed. The only object was to secure the money and Rtrak hfilononnc to the Tartv. which the fiend was only prevented from doing by the alarm which was given, during the excitement of which he precipitately .fled. Dallas (Texas) Jieraia. Hob. Eveby Hen that Sckatcheth. An ineenious West Bridgewater man 1 i -1 - 1 il j, . L 2 .1 1. nas uKiuzeu uie uesuuuuve, nuu uenti the scratching, power of hens to the aid of agriculture. He places a hen with chickens in a long, narrow cage, just wide enough to fit in between two rows of potatoes, wherein she scratches to her heart's content. The cage is moved along the space between the rows until the ground has been thoroughly scratch ed over, and the potatoes nicely hoed, and all the bugs eaten. The Bkooklyn Bbidge. The Brook lyn bridge project, intended to connect New York and Brooklyn, seems likely to be brought to a stop. In the way of swindling contracts the managers of the Brooklyn Bridge Company have rivalled the renowned Tammany chieftain. The caissons of the bridge stand as remind ers to the Brooklyn and New York tax payers. Miscellaneous. A factoky in Kankakee, HL, turns out 14,400,000 buttons per annum. Always locate the bed-post in your mind before putting out the gas. Deaths from heart disease have in creased 25 per cent, in twenty years. Pbof. MitcheiiIi says the earth is gradually cooling and absorbing the ocean. The Popular Science Monthly says that children are made deaf by boxing they: ears. A West Chester (Pa.') lady wrote her will on a slate, and it has been admitted to probate. The total valuation of the State of Nebraska for purposes of taxation is about $75,000,000. The German-speaking Catholics have raised over $500,000 for a Catholic doily paper in New York. CAiiXFOBNiA has caught its first shad this spring, the progeny of spawn de posited by Seth Green in 1870. Philadelphia has more penny daily papers than any other city in the coun try, four. New York has only one now. There were in the United States, in 1870, 14,314 drug stores. The daily average of prescriptions was twenty-one. An Illinois mechanic is said to have invented a steam painting machine, which, for plain work, paints very well. Henby Ward Beeches is said to have received at least 500 blackmailing letters since his name has gained such an un pleasant notoriety. A be cent French writer divides the seasons in xxnaon into inree equal parts four months of Winter, four of fog, and four of rain. ' The streets of London are dangerous places. No less than 533 persons have been killed by vehicles in the last five years, and 7,494 maimed or injured. The cost of mamtaining the public schools of New York for the coming year will be $3,356,000. Of this sum, teach ers will receive a little over $a,uw,uoo. A London apothecary advertises for competent person to undertake the sale of a new patent medicine, and adds that "it will prove highly lucrative to the undertaker. Queen Victoria lately discharged a number of laborers on her estate at Os borne for asking sixpence a day ad ditional pay and an hour less of work. That is economy militant. The beard of a dead man, who was clean shaved at the tune of his burial, six years ago, in Son Francisco, was found to be eighteen inches long when his co inn was opened a lew weeKs ago. A lady, in Beading, Pa., who put out" several pieces of lace on the grass, was mystined by their strange oisappearance. Thev finally were discovered in a tree, to which a robin had carried them to weave into its nest. A Kentucky wagoner finds from his account book that in thirty years' jour neying over the turnpike between Mays vifle and Lexington he paid $26,000 toll, which, as he justly remarks, told heavily on his business prohts. Many of the lumbermen in the Michi gan pineries are f usritives from justice. The immense forests render concealment from the officers of the law easy, and offenders adopt this method of earning a living for that reason. The dailv weather map giving in a complete and portable form the weather changes over the whole country, ana issuing from the Central Signal Office at Washington, is now offered for sale under a recent act of Congress at two cents a copy. A farmer's daughter out West re ceived a hairy poodle dog from a friend in New York. The unsophisticated damsel wrote back thanking her friend for the present, and saying that she found it very handy, when tied to a sties, to clean windows with. Experiments have just been instituted in Uerlin with a view oi determin ing what harm is really done to the roots of trees and shrubs by coal-gas escaping from pipes and permeating the soil. It has been found that even so small a quantity as twenty- five cubic feet of gas per day, distributed through 576 cubic feet of earth, rapidly kills the rootlets of all trees with which it comes in contact. The Autumn of Life. It is the solemn thought connected with middle life, that life's last business is begun in earnest ; and it is then, mid way between the cradle and the grave, that a man begins to marvel that he let the days of youth go by so half enjoyed. It is the pensive autumn feeling, it is the sensation of half sadness that we ex perience when the longest day of the year is passed, and every day that fol lows is shorter, and . the light fainter, and the feebler shadows tell that Nature is hastening with gigantic footsteps to her winter grave. So does man look back upon his youth. When the first gray hairs become visible, when the un welcome truth fastens itself upon the mind that a man is no longer going up hill, but down, and that the sun is always westering, he looks back on things be hind. When we were children we thought as children. But now there lies before us manhood, with its earnest work, and then old age, and then the grave, and home. There is a second youth for man, better and holier than his first, if he will look on, and not look back. A Model Legislator. It would be pleasant to hear the mild rejoinder of the member of the New Zealand House of Assembly, whom Mr. Anthony Trol lopo describes in his lately published work, "Australia and JNew Zealand. He says of thie luckless member that he was " so vulgar, so ignorant, so illiter ate, so incapable in his attempts, so nauseous in his flights of oratory, so blasphemous in his appeals to religion. so impudent to the gentlemen around him, so weak in his language, so strong in his Billineserate phrases, that I could think but little of a constituency which would return him, and marvel at the patience of a House which would endure him." . Settling a Duelist. The Compte de B , a Colonel in the line, distinguished for his gallantry in the field, as well as for the length of his service, was ordered to Martinique with his regiment in the year 1798. At that period the rage for dueling was everywhere prevalent, but in no place more so than in the West India Islands, where the civilian and the military man alike endeavored to establish his repu tation by the questionable test of "an affair." Among the officers quartered in the garrison of St. Pierre was one, a Capt. G , whose delight consisted in fighting or fomenting duels, and who measured every man's character by the number he had fought. He was a man of brusque manners and arrogant bear ing, but of undoubted, though misap plied, courage. It happened one day that conversing with Compte de B , the subject of dueling came on the tapis, when the Colonel observed, that although he had seen much and various service, it had never been his chance to be engaged in a single affair. The words appeared to act like wildfire on the mind of his in flammable companion. "What !" he exclaimed " What I you never had a cause for a quarrel? "Never!" re plied the Colonel, calmly. " Eh bien done, cried Uapt. , "viola une I and raising his hand, while his eyes gleamed with ferocious pleasure, he struck M. de B a violent blow on the cheek. The latter eyed him for a moment, nor attempted to return the blow, then- pointing significantly to his sword, he left the spot. . - The consequence was inevitable the preliminaries were arranged, and the same evening the parties met. - It was decided to fight with small swords in deed, dueling with pistols was rarely, if ever, practiced in the French service. The Compte de B came on the ground, wearing upon his cheek a patch of black taffeta, as if to conceal the place where he had received the injurious blow. They were both expert sworchv men, but the Colonel, though no duel ist, was a perfect master of his weapon. His antagonist was soon at his mercy. but he contented himself with inflicting a severe wound in his sword-arm, and having disabled him for the time, he took out a pair of scissors, and, clipping off a corner of the patch, very coolly observed, " C est un peu mieux I" (It is a little better.) As soon as (Japt. G recovered from his wound, he re ceived a second message from from M. de B , and a second meeting was the consequence, attended by a similar re sult. Again they met, and again, on every occasion, the Colonel wounded his adversary and clipped off. a corner from the tafteta on his cheek, accompanying the act with the same observation. For the fifth time the Compte de B i vited his enemy to the field, and, with a 8 tern determination equal to .the per severance which dogged him, Capt, G obeyed the summons. Their swords crossed again, but the Colonel's aspect was changed. After a few passes he saw his advantage, availed himself of it in a moment, and in the next his sword had pierced Capt. G 's heart, who fell dead to the ground. . The Colo nel sheathed his weapon, turned around to his friend and pulled off the remain der of the patch. Then, glancing at the dead body at his feet, he quietly ob served, JNow it is cured. Dental Art Among the Japanese. Dr. W. St George Elliott, formerly of Troy, W . x., now at xokohama, J apan, sends to the Dental Cosmos an interest ing account of Japanese habits in regard to teeth, and of the state of dentistry in that empire. He says that the teeth of the daughters of Japan are objects of envy, and it is remarkable that a people who place so much value upon their teeth should keep up the custom of mac King them after marriage. As a race the Japa nese have got good teeth, and it is rare to find an old person with any at all. Their tooth-brushes consist of tough wood, pounded at one end -to loosen the fibers. They resemble paint-brushes, and owing to their shape it is impossible to Ret one behind the teeth. As might be expected, there is an accumulation of tartar which frequently draws the teeth of old people. The greatest accumu lation of tartar is behind the lower orals, and those are frennentlv cemented to gether by a dense, dark-brown deposit a quarter of an inch in thickness. Their process of manufacturing false teeth is very crude. The plates are made oi wood, and the teeth consist of tacks driven up from under the side. A piece of wax is heated and pressed into . the roof of the mouth. It is then taken out and hardened by putting it into cold water. Another piece of heated wax is applied to the impression, and after being pressed into shape, is hardened. A piece of wood is then roughly cut into the desired form, and the model, having been smeared with red paint, is applied to it. Where they touch each other a mark is left by the paint. This is cut away till they touch evtnly all over, Sharks' teeth, bits of iory, or stone, for teeth, are set into the wood and retained in position by being strung on a thread which is secured on each end by a peg driven into the hole where the thread, makes its exit from the base, iron or copper tacks are driven into the ridge for masticating purposes, the unequal wear of the wood and metal keeping up the desired roughness. Their -full sets answer admirably for the mastication of food, but, as they do not improve the looks, they are worn but little for orna ment. 'The ordinary service of a set of teeth is about five years, but they fre quently last much longer. All full up per seta are retained by atmospheric pressure. This principle is coeqnal with art. In Japan, dentistry exists only as a mechanical trade, and the status of those who' practice it is not very high. It is, in fact, graded with carpenters their word haayikjaan meaning tooth carpenter. The stock-yards in East St. Louis will, when completed, be one of the largest institutions of the kind in the country. The land owned by .the com pany consists of .400 acres, all of which will be used lor stocK purposes. Steam, as a fire-extinguisher, is tak ing the place of water in Germany. A Danbury Man's Adventure. A Danbury man started for Green wich, Friday, to see an iron fence. What he wanted to see an iron fence for we don't know, and it really makes no difference. He went. He wanted to go off on the 9:50 train, so he hurried home to get ready. His wife and a vicious outside woman were cleaning house, and it was some little time before he could get his society suit ready. In the meantime he opened fire on the largest liilf of a custard pie, holding it in his hand, and dancing around and yelling for his things. When she brought his overcoat, he set the pie in a chair, to put on the coat, but 'in his nervousness itepped on the end of a lone-handled whitewash brush which was balanced across a pail, and the other end flew up and discharged about a pint of the aw ful mixture over the sofa, wall-paper. and his panting, indignant wife. She made a remark and he contradicted it. Then he sat down in the chair where the pie was, and" got np with a howl that would have melted the stoutest heart. She wanted him to wait while she scraped off the surplus, but he was too mad to converse in words of more than one syllable, and started for the depot, and boarded the train, and in the seclu sion of the baggage-car removed the of fensive lunch. He got to Greenwich all right, and looked at the fence. We hope he ad mired it. Then he started for home but missed the train, and as the next was an express and didn't stop at Green wich, he was obliged to walk to the draw-bridge at (Jos Uob or stay in Greenwich all night. So he walked up there m the ram, but didn t mind it much, as he. had an umbrella and the pie was pretty well dried in. When he got to Cos Cob he stood up on a fence to rook at the scenery, and swear, when sharp gust of wind took oil his hat and carried it across a bog lot. . Then he stepped down on the other side, too amazed to express himself, and another gust of wind came along, and turned the umbrella inside out.- A brief con versation here ensued between himself and the umbrella, which he still held, and he again started for the hat. When he got it, he kicked it around several tunes and then lammed it down on his head, and started once more through the bogs as the train drew up at the bridge. It was a terrible struggle, as the bogs were uncertain, but he strain ed, and coughed, and spit, and howled, and swore, and it did seem as if he would catch it after alL What he thought as he stood on that fence and watched the train sail across the bridge, no human being can tell. An hour later he appeared m Stam ford, wet through to the skin, splashed with mud, and with an expression on hiu face that would have scared hydrant. - Backing himself against the depot he stood there until near mid night, and then went up on the owl tram to TNorwalk, falling asleep in the meantime, and narrowly escaping being carried by the depot. Here he took the freight for Danbury, arriving at home just before daylight. His wife was abed out not Bleeping. She lay there torn Itv fnrenodinefi and harassed bv una pense. Perhaps he was dead and lying on the cold ground in the rain. Then she thought of his lifeless 'body, and groaned ; and thought of the pie and arroaned again. She knew his knock the moment it sounded, and, rushing down-stairs in the costume appropriate to that hour, she threw herself into his hair and hysterically shouted, " Oh, you old rascal 1 Come in here." Danbury News. Paddle Your Own Canoe. Judere S. crave his son a thousand dol lars, telling him to go to college and graduate. The son returned at the end of the Freshman year without a dollar and with several ugly habits. About the close of the vacation the Judge Baid to his son : " WelL William, are you going to col lege this year " Have no money, lather. ' But I gave you" a thousand dollars to graduate on 1 " That s oil gone, father." " Very well, my son : it was all '. could give vou ; you can't stay here you must now pay your own way in the world." A new liaht broke in upon the vision of the astonished young man.. He ac commodated himself to the situation ; he left home, mode his wav thronsrh collesre. and graduated at the head of his class studied law,- became Governor of the State of New York, entered the Cabinet of the President of the United States, and has made a record for himself that will not soon die, being none other than William 11. Keward. A Novel Proposition. The latest freak of French political eccentricity is a proposition made by the Pans J'igaro to divide France into four separate ter ritories, each of which is to have a sepa rate ruler. France proper is to have the Count of Chambord for King, with Ver sailles as his capital. Aquitane is to be iriven to the Count of Pans, with Tou louse for his capital. The Duke d'Au- male is to have Burgundy, with his capital at Avignon : and the 1 nnce Im perial Corsica and Algiers, with his cap ital at Algiers. As this would dispose of all four claimants to the throne, and give each of them a kingdom of his own, there is a good deal of sense in tho lev ity of -the Jrigaro. The Way it Goes. A case rivaling Jorndyce vs. Jarndyce has just been heard in the Chancery (Jourt of Jven tucky. About two years ago a gentle man died and left his estate, worth $3,000, to his two grandchildren. . His debts amounted to $58. An administra tor, with the will annexed, was appoint ed ; by some means the case was thrown into the courts, and attorneys being ap pointed, brought finally before the Chancellor on the Commissioner's re port, to settle the fees. The attorney charged and was allowed $1,300. The administrator, clerks, and Sheriff claimed the entire residue, leaving the children nothing. The Chancellor re fused to confirm the report. The United States possess forty-one State pnsons. Humorous. A schoolmaster . on being asked what was meant by the word " fortification," answered, " Two twentyfications make a fortification." . ... A German writer, complaining of the difficulties in the pronunciation "of the English language, cites the word "Boz," which he says is pronounced ' Dick ens. . - .. Waoneb don't like dramatic critics. Ho says he can buy any of them for $5, and that not one in a hundred is compe tent to criticise a yellow dog's midnight howL That farmer understood human na ture who said :" "If you want your boy to stay at home don t bear too hard on the grindstone when he turns the crank." . ' r A petrified necro has been found in an undertaker's garret at Roanoke, Miss. It is thought tbat he undertook the study of law and became absorbed in Blackstone. r; Artificial coral may be made by painting peeled and dried branches and twigs with a melted mixture, composea of two drahmes of vermilion and one ounce of rosin. The farmer gone to are show, ' t "Hia daughter at the piano ; -i Madame gaily dre-ssed in aatin All tlie boys are learning Latin, Witli a mortgage ou Uie farm 1 Mr. S.i who has been' in' the O-ing business for several years, received last week a neat " dun" colored card, with Uncle Sam s name on the face, and upon the back finds a financial problem ; M To avoid proceedings nnpleaaabt, I wish yon would pay what la due ; If you do yonll oblige me at present, If you donl then I'll oblige you. Persistently youra, ' ; ' B :Co.- A French author, who is engaged in getting up a book on Americans, has been boring Jones to death for informa- tion. The other day he as&ed J., Vat vaz ze - difference between ze Yankee vimmen and ze Southern vim men ?" " I'll tell you," snorted Jones, if you won't bother me again. A Yankee woman loves her husband, chil dren, and minister about tho same, and lives on codfish 'and pumpkin pie.' A Southern woman has feet too small to walk on, and wears shoes too small for Washington Capital. A Strange Story from Rome. The New York Graphic publishes an extract from a private letter, dated Borne, May 15, which tells a rumor, prevalent rn that city, that Pius IX. died some days previous, and that his place is filled by an old and astute priest name Abbate Minati. His -story goes that when the news of the Pope s fatal illness was published, cardinals has tened to the Vatican to take counsel to gether upon the condition of affairs. They found the situation an exceedingly critical one for the Church. . .It seemed . to them that nothing could have been more inopportune than the death of the Pope, and the election of his successor at this moment, xney determineanpon a stroke of the most daring and aston ishing character. There was a priest of , the order of Benedictines, Abbate Mi nati, who bore a striking resemblance to Pius IX. Accordingly, they determined that Father Minati, in the event of the Pope s death, should enact the port of Peter's successor. The Pope died, but instead of their announcing this fact to the people by bulletins from the Vati can, they began to inform the, outside world that the Holy Father was getting better, and finally that he was quite well a train, the fact being that the remains of Pius IX. were hidden away in some of the secret recesses of the Vatican eel- . lars, and that Abbate Minati quietly stepped into his place. To-day the Head of the Uhurch is, in plain terms, a dnmmv. wearincr the form ond keep- ipg up the traditions of . Pius IX., -even to the extent of taking a pinch of snuff during mass, which the amiable old man, now dead, always did. Of course great care will be taken that this pro pontiff exercises none of the functions of real infallibility. ' He will receive depu tations, smile affably, utter compliments in Latin, take a walk now and then in the Vatican gardens, and perform such of the sacred ceremonies as are indis pensable, but anything beyond that he will not do. We shall not have any more bulls, fulminations, definitions, enclyclicals, or syllabuses, for the present. The Grain Supply. Chicago warehouses contained last week 445,000 bushels of wheat, 4,026, 485 bushels of corn, 1,618,263 bushels of oats, 232,174 bushels of rye, and 57,232 bushels of barley, making a total of 6,380,519 bushels of grain. The stock of grain in Milwaukee was 875,548 bushels of wheat, oUiV-iHo busneis oi oats, 73,646 bushels of corn, 104,800 bushels of rye, and 13,993 bushels of barley. The amount of grain in New York city was 136,361 bushels of wheat, 531,895 bushels of corn, 162,024 bushels of oats, 42,073 bushels of rye, and 38,097 bushels of barley. The amount of wheat in Buffalo was 95,000 bushels, of corn 140,000 bushels, and of oats 120,000 bushels. Tho visible supply of grain in the States and Canada, May 31, 1873, was 17,970,034 bushels, embracing 4,998,761 bushels of wheat, 9,347,757 bushels of corn, 3,422,467 bushels of oats, and 201,049 bushels of barley Cruelty to Animals. The State Department has promulgated, for the in formation of all concerned, the act of Congress to prevent cruelty to animals while transported by railroads, or other means of transportation, in the United States. The act does not take effect un- -til Oct 1, after which railroad compa nies are prohibited from keeping animals in continuous confinement for more than twenty-eight hours without unloading for five hours, and properly feeding and being watered. H they are Supplied on . the cars with food and water, this pro vision does not apply, United States courts have jurisdiction in case of a vio lation of the law, and fines not exceed ing $500 are provided for each case. . Land monopoly has begun to find its way into California, a single firm in San Francisco already being able to boast of the ownership of two hundred and fifty thousand acres of nice valley lands.